National Sports

Finally Agreeing

The Major League Baseball Players Association has reportedly embraced the owners’ proposal to only play a regional schedule in 2020, limiting travel as much as possible. The two sides haven’t agreed on very much until this week – even though they both say they’d like to start the season next month. The players still want…

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Racing Rained Out

Rain washed out the Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway – a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for tonight, which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The turnaround time is too difficult…

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M-L-B proposal

Major League Baseball players don’t appear happy with the league’s latest economic proposal. According to M-L-B Network, players held a call Wednesday and were upset with the offer. The latest proposal suggests a sliding scale to pay players, which the highest-paid taking the most significant cut.

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Indy Weekend Moved

– Confirmation could come as soon as today (Thursday) for RoadAmerica plans to move IndyCar weekend from June to July. The Wisconsin track is waiting to hear from IndyCar officials. The race in Elkhart Lake would move to the weekend of July 10th, replacing Toronto’s original date for what is going to be a Saturday-Sunday…

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Lifts Prohibition

The N-C-A-A’s Division One Council has lifted the prohibition of on-campus workouts for athletes in football, men’s and women’s basketball effective June 1st The vote was taken Wednesday to lift the rule first put in place two months ago. Some schools had reportedly been targeting a June Vt resumption date even before the N-C-A-A vote.…

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Plan Tomorrow

Commissioner Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball attorneys plan to present an economic plan to the union by tomorrow, “U-S-A Today” reports. The owners reportedly want a 50-50 revenue split with the players if games are played with no fans. The Players Association can spend the Memorial Day weekend mulling the offer to strategize a…

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Sort Thru Issues

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren says he continues to work with the league’s administrators to address several issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the next two months are important in putting a plan together to make sure students are safe to return to campus, whenever that decision is made. He says the…

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N-F-L news

The “Rooney Rule” is the focus as N-F-L owners meet virtually today. “The N-F-L Network” reports teams will be required to interview at least two outside minority candidates for a head coaching position and at least one for a coordinator job if the proposal is approved, as expected. Owners are also expected to vote today…

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‘Nopening’ Day

The independent league St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team has pushed the start of its season into July, but that hasn’t stopped the creative club from offering a virtual opening day on Tuesday, May 19th, which it is calling “Nopening Day.” The on-line “Nopening Day” will honor last year’s championship team, include a televised…

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N-B-A Gearing Up

A number of the N-B-A’s best players reportedly took part in a private conference call Monday to discuss resuming the 2019-20 season. According to Yahoo Sports, Chris Paul, the Players Association President, organized the call that included LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The group was…

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